ESL In-Home learners ready to take U.S. citizenship exam

The Fernley Reporter

More than 80 students from the ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada who have taken the 12-week citizenship study classes are now ready for the U.S. citizenship exam.

The ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada  exists in Washoe, Douglas, Lyon and Churchill counties and Carson City, helping English learners study learn their new country’s language and customs. They have been tutored by ESL trained community volunteers with English language skills and are now ready to take the exam.

The exam is not easy. One hundred questions on American history and government have to be studied, sentences have to be written, and English conversation skills are needed for the interview.


However, not all of the students have the full application fee of $725. The ESL In-Home Program has announced that an ESL Citizenship Fund bank account is now open for its citizenship students who need funds to apply for citizenship. Tim and Betsy Kosier of Carson City, and Vicki Bailey of Santa Rosa, Calif.,  have together donated generously to start this fund to create a way to help more graduates of the ESL In-Home Program be able to afford to apply for citizenship.

Anyone who has saved money for the citizenship exam but does not have the total amount of $725 should apply for assistance with Florence Phillips, Executive Director, ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada.

Call 775-888-2021; or send an email to

They will also gratefully accept donations for more citizen students to apply for assistance at

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